Collector Alert!!! Captain Ahab, your white whale has surfaced!
What you are looking at is arguably one of the rarest modern era Guild guitars ever produced.
Seamlessly blending acoustic and electric sounds in a thin body design, the Guild Crossroads CR01 was a radical design when it was introduced in 1994. Made in USA at the Westerly Rhode Island Factory, these instruments were in production right before the company was acquired by Fender. It has been reported that only 97 of these instruments were produced before the new management structure decided to discontinue the model. This one is super early serial number 4! The guitar should not be confused with the Slash Crossroads model which has almost nothing in common with this guitar. To make the guitar fully hollow, Guild took a solid mahogany body and carved it out. The top is made of figured maple and has been fitted with acoustic bracing. This adds up to a solid feeling guitar that is alive with acoustic resonance unplugged. With the guitar plugged into an amplifier the true scope of this guitars vision becomes clear! Transitions between the timbre of a full body acoustic and the sweet slightly compressed sounds of your favorite humbucker equipped semi hollow electric guitar are a breeze with a simple flick of a switch and the turn of a knob. This is made possible thanks to the acoustic style bridge with Fishman piezo pickup and neck position EMG active humbucker. The guitar also has coil split options and an internal piezo level control. The guitar also features a bolt on flame maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays. The headstock is bound and features the Guild logo and G shield inlaid in mother of pearl. The condition of this guitar is very nice overall. There are no structural issues with instrument and the frets are in great condition! We did find a few small dings on the bottom side edges and a few light scratches on the back. The known majority of these guitars reside in private collections and never see the light of day. This is an ultra rare opportunity to add this unique guitar to your stable. Hurry and buy it quick before Sammy beats you to it!